- 1[often passive] better something to be better or do something better than someone or something else The work he produced early in his career has never really been bettered.
- 2 better yourself to improve your social position through education, a better job, etc. Thousands of unemployed mothers are getting job training in an attempt to better themselves.
NAmE//ˈbɛt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they better
he / she / it betters
past simple bettered
-ing form bettering